March 9, 2006 Regional Council Minutes
Page Content:
1. Prayer and Roll Call
2. Declarations of Conflicts of Interest
3. Approval of Minutes
4. Approval of Agenda
5. Delegations/Presentations
6. Communications
7. Reports
1. Committee Reports
a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2006-3) meeting held on March 2, 2006
 
7.2 Staff Reports
8. By-laws
9. Other Business
10. Notices of Motion
11. In Camera Matters
a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2006-3) meeting held on March 2, 2006
    b) Staff Reports
12. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
13. Adjournment


THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
March 9, 2006

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:38 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Morrison recited the prayer.

Members:
E. Adams*, G. Carlson, S. DiMarco, S. Fennell*, A. Groves, N. Iannicca, E. Kolb, D. Lyons, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion¨, G. Miles*, E. Moore, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi*,
R. Paterak, M. Prentice*, J. Sprovieri*, N. Stewart

Members Absent:
C. Corbasson, due to vacation; F. Dale, P. Saito, due to other municipal business
Also Present:
D. Szwarc, Acting Chief Administrative Officer; D. Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; L. Nashman, Commissioner of People, Information and Technology; N. Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning; K. Ward, Commissioner of Housing & Property; M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works; Dr. H. Kassam, Medical Officer of Health; J. Menard, Acting Commissioner of Social Services; A. Fenwick, Acting Commissioner of Health; P. O'Connor, Acting Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor;
A. Macintyre, Deputy Clerk; C. Thomson, Legislative Co-ordinator
   

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* See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures

Councillor Fennell arrived at 9:39 a.m.


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) February 16, 2006, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Stewart,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on February 16, 2006 be approved.

Carried 2006-175

4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the agenda for the March 9, 2006 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a discussion relating to funding for Ambulance Services to be dealt with under Other Business;

And further, that the agenda for the March 9, 2006 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a discussion relating to Social Housing in Peel to be dealt with under Other Business;

And further, that the agenda for the March 9, 2006 Regional Council meeting be approved as amended.

Carried 2006-176

See also Resolutions 2006-182 and 2006-183

Councillor Sprovieri arrived at 9:41 a.m.
Councillor Prentice arrived at 9:42 a.m.

Items 6d and 6e were dealt with.

6. COMMUNICATIONS

d) Frederick Biro, Executive Director, The Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board, Letter dated February 24, 2006, Requesting the Approval of Regional Council to Increase the 2006 Peel Regional Police Authorized Complement Mix from 2,403 to 2,416 to Maximize Provincial Grant Revenue under the Safer Communities - 1,000 Officers Partnership Program

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That the following motion approved by the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board on January 27, 2006, be endorsed, which reads:

"That, subject to further discussion with Regional Council, the Board approve the accelerated hiring in 2006 of 21 additional police officers, those officers originally being scheduled for hire in 2007, in order to maximize Provincial grant revenue in accordance with the Safer Communities - 1,000 Officers Partnership Program to increase front line service delivery;

And further, that subject to discussions with Regional Council, the 21 additional police officers be funded in 2006 by additional grant revenue and deferral to 2007 of the hiring of eight Civilian Court Package Processors;

And further, that subject to discussions with Regional Council, the 2006 Peel Regional Police authorized complement totalling 2,403 be increased to 2,416 to reflect the net impact of the following:

a) Uniform Members - from 1,718 to 1,739; and,
b) Civilian Members - from 685 to 677."

Carried 2006-177

See also Resolution 2006-178

e) Frederick Biro, Executive Director, The Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board, Letter dated February 24, 2006, Requesting the Enactment of a Regional Council Resolution Authorizing Execution of the Safer Communities - 1,000 Officers Partnership Program Agreement between the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, The Regional Municipality of Peel, and the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That the Regional Corporation's Signing Officers be authorized to execute an agreement between the Ministry of Correctional Services, the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board and the Regional Municipality of Peel in respect to the "Safer Communities - 1,000 Officers Partnership Program" for the period January 1, 2006 through March 31, 2008 provided to the Acting Regional Clerk by the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of the Police Services Board under cover of correspondence dated February 24, 2006;

And further, that after execution of the agreement by the Regional Municipality of Peel, Peel Regional Police staff be directed to forward the signed copies of the agreement, a copy of the insurance certificate and a copy of this resolution endorsing the agreement to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

Carried 2006-178

See also Resolution 2006-177

Chief Metcalf, Peel Regional Police was in attendance and requested the support of Regional Council with respect to increasing the 2006 Peel Regional Police authorized complement mix from 2,403 to 2,416 as a result of funding under the "1000 Officers Partnership" Program.


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Dr. Hanif Kassam, Medical Officer of Health and Andre Luc Beauregard, Supervisor, Regional Emergency Management, Ambulance and Emergency Programs, Regarding Emergency Management: Pandemic Planning

Received 2006-179

See also Resolution 2006-243

Councillor Miles arrived at 9:55 due to other municipal business
Councillor Palleschi arrived at 9:56 a.m.
Councillor Adams arrived at 9:57 a.m.

b) Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works, and Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management, Regarding the Proposed Four-Day Waste Collection Schedule to be Implemented in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga

Received 2006-180

See also Resolutions 2006-181, 2006-216 and 2006-217

Waste Management Recommendation WMSC-5-2006 referred from the March 2, 2006 General Committee meeting, and revised to address issues raised at that meeting, was dealt with.

Councillor Moore questioned whether a motion to amend a previously adopted motion was in order.

The Chair ruled that in this case, a motion to amend, rescind or contrary in substance to a previously adopted motion, is not in order.

Further discussion took place as to whether a two-third vote was required to re-open the question of the Waste Collection Schedule.

Councillor McCallion requested that a vote to re-open the question of the Waste Collection Schedule be taken.

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Adams;

That the routes of the four-day Waste Collection Schedule be re-opened.

Carried by a two-third majority vote 2006-180-1

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That the four day waste collection day schedule in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga, effective June 5, 2006 with Waste Management of Canada Corp. (WMCC) be set up in the following manner:

Monday; the zone furthest to the east, including all or part of the following wards:

  • City of Brampton, Wards 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10
  • City of Mississauga, Wards 1, 3 and 5

Tuesday; the zone furthest to the west, including all or part of the following wards:

  • City of Mississauga, Wards 2, 8 and 9

Wednesday; the zone in the centre to the east, including all or part of the following wards:

  • City of Brampton, Wards 1, 3, 4 and 5,
  • City Mississauga, Wards 4, 5, and 7

Thursday; the zone in the centre to the west, including all or part of the following wards:

  • City of Brampton, Wards 2, 6 and 9,
  • City of Mississauga, Wards 6 and 7

Carried 2006-181

See also Resolutions 2006-180, 2006-216 and 2006-217

Additional Items - Items 9a and 9b were dealt with.

9. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Funding for Ambulance Services (Oral)

Received 2006-182

See also Resolution 2006-176

Councillor McCallion requested information relating to the provincial level of funding of Ambulance Services, which the Acting Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor undertook to provide.

b) Social Housing in Peel (Oral)

Received 2006-183

See also Resolution 2006-176

Councillor McCallion requested information relating to the number of social housing tenants who have transitioned through the system, which the Commissioner of Housing and Property and General Manager of Peel Living undertook to provide.

Councillor McCallion departed at 11:01 a.m.

c) Janet Menard, Acting Commissioner of Social Services and Lorna Reid, Director, Social Services, Children's Services, Regarding the Best Start Implementation Risks which was Referred from the March 2, 2006 General Committee Meeting

Received 2006-184

See also Resolutions 2006-185, 2006-192 and 2006-193

Item 7.2a was dealt with.

7. REPORTS

2. Staff Reports

a) Best Start: Implementation Risks

Moved by Councillor Adams,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

Whereas the Council of the Region of Peel has approved the 2006 Children's Services operational budget, the Best Start Network Terms of Reference and the Best Start Transition Plan;

And whereas Regional Council has endorsed the community developed Best Start Integrated Implementation Plan;

And whereas the Federal Government has formally announced its intention to cancel the Canada-Ontario Agreement on Child Care effective April 1, 2007;

And whereas the cancellation of this agreement will have a significant and negative impact on families in that it terminates plans for the building of 1566 licensed child care spaces, fee subsidy for 1600 subsidized spaces, wage subsidy for 1765 child care employees, special needs resourcing for 370 children and their families;

And whereas waiting lists for Early Years services will increase by 1700 children and 2 years for fee subsidy and by 240 children and 12 months for children with special needs by the end of 2010;

And whereas the continuation of Best Start implementation, as planned, would cost the Region of Peel $44.8 million to March 31, 2008;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Regional Chair request a meeting with the Federal Minister of Human Resources and Social Development to recommend that the Canada-Ontario Agreement on Child Care continue for its full term, until 2010;

And further, that the Regional Chair write to the Provincial Minister of Children and Youth Services to recommend that the Province continue to provide Best Start funding to the Region of Peel as planned through March 2008, should Federal funding be decreased or terminated;

And further, that a copy of the Chair's letter be sent to all Peel area MPs and MPPs;

And further, that staff meet with the Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce to engage members in discussions regarding the economic impact to their businesses and the local community;

And further, that staff and/or Members of Council meet with MP's David Tilson and Garth Turner;

And further, that the 2005 level of service funded by Best Start be maintained throughout 2006;

And further, that staff implement Best Start in 2006 as approved in the 2006 Regional Budget;

And further, that unless Provincial funding for the Best Start program is continued beyond 2006, the fee and wages subsidies, special needs program funding, administration and other program funding implemented in 2005 and 2006 as part of the Best Start program be phased out through 2007/2010, using the remaining Best Start unconditional grant.

Carried 2006-185

See also Resolutions 2006-184, 2006-192 and 2006-193

6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) News Release: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, dated February 23, 2006, Announcing Ratification of the New Model for the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) Act, 2006, Giving Control of the OMERS Pension Plan to its Members

Received 2006-186

See also Resolution 2006-187

b) John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated February 23, 2006, Announcing Ratification of Bill 206, An Act to Revise the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS), 2006 and Proposing New Legislation to take Effect on or Before June 30, 2006 Mandating Future Review

Received 2006-187

See also Resolution 2006-186

c) Mike Cowbrough, Chief Weed Inspector, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Letter dated February 13, 2006, Informing that under the Weed Control Act, All County, District and Regional Municipalities are Required to Appoint Area Weed Inspectors by March 31, 2006

Received 2006-188

See also Resolution 2006-274

d) Frederick Biro, Executive Director, The Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board, Letter dated February 24, 2006, Requesting the Approval of Regional Council to Increase the 2006 Peel Regional Police Authorized Complement Mix from 2,403 to 2,416 to Maximize Provincial Grant Revenue under the Safer Communities - 1,000 Officers Partnership Program

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2006-177

See also Resolution 2006-178

e) Frederick Biro, Executive Director, The Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board, Letter dated February 24, 2006, Requesting the Enactment of a Regional Council Resolution Authorizing Execution of the Safer Communities - 1,000 Officers Partnership Program Agreement between the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, The Regional Municipality of Peel, and the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2006-178

See also Resolution 2006-177


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2006-3) meeting held on March 2, 2006


B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-36-2006:

That the consolidated agenda for the March 2, 2006, General Committee meeting be amended to include two additional items of Communication relating to the Certificate of Approval application by Mississauga Metals and Alloys under Items Related to Public Works;

And further, that the consolidated agenda for the March 2, 2006, General Committee meeting be amended to include a presentation by Ric Robertshaw, Director, Operations and Maintenance on the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) to accompany Items Related to Public Works - Item PW-B1, "Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) 2005 Better Practices Competition Award - Innovative Management Practice "Placement and Display of Roadside Memorials";

And further, that the consolidated agenda for the March 2, 2006 General Committee meeting be amended to include a draft communication from the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, to be considered under Items Related to Management, regarding Ambulance Off Load and Emergency Department Wait Times, as requested at the February 23, 2006 Emergency and Protective Services Committee meeting;

And further, that the consolidated agenda for the March 2, 2006, General Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2006-189

See also Resolutions 2006-191 and 2006-241, 2006-224 and 2006-225


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Emil Kolb, Regional Chair; David Szwarc, Acting Chief Administrative Officer and Larry Button, Chief Administrative Officer, Presenting a Cheque on Behalf of the 2005 Region of Peel and Peel Regional Police Employees' United Way Campaigns to Shelley White, Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Peel Region

Received 2006-190

See also Resolution 2006-236

Item PW-B1 was dealt with.

PW-B. Operations and Maintenance

PW-B1. Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) 2005 Better Practices Competition Award - Innovative Management Practice "Placement and Display of Roadside Memorials"
  Presentation by Ric Robertshaw, Director, Operations and Maintenance

Received 2006-191

See also Resolution 2006-189

Items HS-B1 and HS-A2 were dealt with.

SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-B. Children's Services

HS-B1. Best Start: Implementation Risks
Presentation by Janet Menard, Acting Commissioner of Social Services and Lorna Reid, Director, Children's Services

RECOMMENDATION GC-36-2006:

That the "Best Start: Implementation Risks" presentation by Janet Menard, Acting Commissioner of Social Services and Lorna Reid, Director, Children Services be received;

And further, that the report of the Acting Commissioner of Social Services dated February 20, 2006, titled "Best Start: Implementation Risks", be referred to the March 9, 2006 Regional Council meeting in order for staff to prepare a revised recommendation for the consideration of Council.

Approved 2006-192

See also Resolutions 2006-184, 2006-185 and 2006-193

HS-A2. Best Start Integrated Implementation Plan

RECOMMENDATION GC-37-2006:

That the community developed Best Start Integrated Implementation Plan dated February 2006, as outlined in the Executive Summary attached as Appendix I to the report of the Acting Commissioner of Social Services and the Acting Commissioner of Health, dated February 10, 2006, titled "Best Start Integrated Implementation Plan", be endorsed;

And further, that staff report back outlining strategies to implement the Best Start Integrated Implementation Plan subject to funding being made available by the provincial and federal governments.

Approved 2006-193

See also Resolutions 2006-184, 2006-185 and 2006-192

E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

PL-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

PL-A1. Position of the Region of Peel on Bill 51 - An Act to Amend the Planning Act and the Conservation Land Act and to Make Related Amendments to Other Acts

RECOMMENDATION GC-38-2006:

That the joint report of the Commissioners of Planning and Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, dated February 14, 2006, titled "Position of the Region of Peel on Bill 51 - An Act to Amend the Planning Act and the Conservation Land Act and to Make Related Amendments to Other Acts" be endorsed as the comments of the Region of Peel on Bill 51;

And further, that the subject report be forwarded to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) as the position of the Region of Peel on Bill 51;

And further, that the subject report be forwarded to the Provincial Ministers of Transportation and Public Infrastructure Renewal; the Town of Caledon; the Cities of Mississauga, Brampton, Toronto and Hamilton; the Regional Municipalities of Durham, York and Halton; and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), for their information.

Approved 2006-194


PL-B. Planning Policy and Research

PL-B1. Places to Grow - Area Municipal and Region of Peel Collaboration

RECOMMENDATION GC-39-2006:

Whereas the Proposed Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe assigns many local land use planning functions such as growth forecasts, designated growth areas, the size and scale of urban growth centres, and the amount and location of intensification to the Minister of Public Infrastructure Renewal and/or upper-tier municipalities;

And whereas these functions are best performed by local municipalities which have an experienced planning staff, with the necessary detailed knowledge of their own municipality to effectively carry out these functions, in cooperation with their respective upper-tier municipality;

And whereas the Proposed Growth Plan assigns sub-area assessments of the economy, transportation, servicing, the natural environment and other matters to the Minister of Public Infrastructure Renewal, in consultation with upper and single-tier municipalities;

And whereas the Region of Peel strongly objects to the loss of local planning functions and autonomy which will result if the Proposed Growth Plan is approved in its present form;

And whereas this will effectively disenfranchise the residents of the City of Brampton, City of Mississauga and Town of Caledon;

And whereas the Provincial Policy Statement assigns an increased role with regard to local planning matters to upper-tier municipalities;

And whereas a collaborative working relationship is well established between staff of the Region of Peel and staff of the Area Municipalities;

And whereas Regional staff have indicated that the Proposed Growth Plan will create new responsibilities for Regional planning, that in their implementation, Regional staff will need to respect the cooperative principles contained in the Regional Official Plan, and be undertaken in collaboration with the Area Municipalities;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Minister of Public Infrastructure Renewal be requested to amend the Proposed Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe to include all affected municipalities in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton in the preparation of sub-area assessments, and to provide upper-tier municipalities the authority to delegate the planning responsibilities assigned to them by the Proposed Growth Plan to lower-tier municipalities in accordance with the cooperative principles of their respective Regional Official Plans;

And further, that the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated February 17, 2006, titled "Places to Grow - Area Municipal and Region of Peel Collaboration", be forwarded to the Provincial Minister of Public Infrastructure Renewal (PIR); the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH); the Minister of Transportation (MTO); and the Federal Minister of State for Infrastructure and Communities;

And further, that the subject report be circulated to the area municipalities, the Cities of Toronto and Hamilton; the Greater Toronto Area Regional Municipalities and to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) for information.

Approved 2006-195

See also Resolutions 2006-196 and 2006-199

PL-B2. Regional Response to Proposed Growth Plan

RECOMMENDATION GC-40-2006:

That the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated January 4, 2006, titled "Regional Response to Proposed Growth Plan", and the accompanying appendices, be endorsed as the comments of the Region of Peel on the "Places to Grow Proposed Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, November 2005";

And further, that the Minister of Public Infrastructure Renewal (PIR) be advised that it is the position of the Region of Peel that the policies of the Places to Grow Proposed Growth Plan (the Plan) will only be achieved if a commitment of significant funding is made, particularly to improve transit, and a commitment to provide municipalities with new planning and financial tools to implement the Plan;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Federal Minister of State for Infrastructure and Communities, the Provincial Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH), the Provincial Minister of Transportation (MTO), the Cities of Brampton, Mississauga, Toronto, and Hamilton; the Town of Caledon; Greater Toronto Area Regional Governments; and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), for their information.

Approved 2006-196

See also Resolutions 2006-195 and 2006-199


PL-C. Transportation Planning

PL-C1. Greater Toronto Area (GTA) West Corridor

Received 2006-197


PL-D. COMMUNICATIONS

PL-D1. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated February 1, 2006, Providing a Copy of the City of Brampton Report titled "Village of Churchville Planning and Heritage Study" and Related Recommendation

Referred to Planning staff for consultation with City of Brampton and Town of Caledon staff 2006-198


PL-D2. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated February 1, 2006, Providing a Copy of the City of Brampton Report titled "City of Brampton Response - Proposed Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe" and Related Recommendation

Received 2006-199

See also Resolutions 2006-195 and 2006-196

PL-D3. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated February 1, 2006, Providing a Copy of the City of Brampton Report titled "City of Brampton Response - Ministry of the Environment's Watershed Based Source Protection Planning Clean Water Act" and Related Recommendation

Received 2006-200

PL-D4. John Gerretsen, Minister, Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated February 1, 2006, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb Regarding the Contribution from the Region of Peel to the 10-year GO Transit Capital Growth Budget for 2006 (Resolution 2005-1457)

Received 2006-201

PL-D5. Cheri Cowan, Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated February 9, 2006, Providing a Copy of a Letter to the Provincial Minister of Transportation and the Minister of the Environment, and Enclosing a Report and Resolution, Regarding the Kennedy Road Class Environmental Assessment and Consultant Selection

Referred to the Regional Chair and Public Works staff for consultation with area municipal staff 2006-202

PL-D6. Cheri Cowan, Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated February 9, 2006, Providing a Copy of a Letter to the Provincial Minister of Transportation, and a Report and Resolution, Regarding the Highway 50/427 Extension Area Arterial Network Study

Received 2006-203

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. Engineering and Construction

PW-A1. Lift and Dedicate a Portion of 0.3 Metre Reserve - Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) South of Father Tobin Road - City of Brampton, Ward 9

RECOMMENDATION GC-41-2006:

That a by-law be enacted to lift a portion of the 0.3 metre (1 foot) reserve in the City of Brampton, Ward 9, on the east side of Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) south of Father Tobin Road to provide a right in/out access, 12.524 metres (41.09 feet) in width to the St. Marguerite d'Youville Secondary School.

Approved 2006-204

PW-A2. Lift and Dedicate a Portion of 0.3 Metre Reserve - Regional Road 7 (Airport Road) South of Driver Road/John Rhodes Entrance - City of Brampton, Wards 8 and 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-42-2006:

That a by-law be enacted to lift a portion of the 0.3 metre (1 foot) reserve in the City of Brampton, Wards 8 and 10, on the east side of Regional Road 7 (Airport Road) south of Driver Road/John Rhodes Entrance to provide a right in/out access, 20.16 metres (66.14 feet) in width to the Airport Road/407 Business Campus.

Approved 2006-205

PW-A3. Lift and Dedicate a Portion of 0.3 Metre Reserve - Regional Road 7 (Airport Road) South of Coventry Road/Nevets Road - City of Brampton, Wards 8 and 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-43-2006:

That a by-law be enacted to lift a portion of the 0.3 metre (1 foot) reserve in the City of Brampton, Wards 8 and 10, on the west side of Regional Road 7 (Airport Road) south of Coventry Road/Nevets Road to provide a right in/out access, 9.50 metres (31.17 feet) in width to the Monte Carlo Inn.

Approved 2006-206

PW-A4. Schedule "C" Class Environmental Assessment for Bexhill Road Forcemain/Pumping Station, Capital Project 01-2250, Document 2003-386P - City of Mississauga, Ward 2

RECOMMENDATION GC-44-2006:

That the contract Document 2003-386P for engineering consulting services between the Region of Peel and Ainley and Associates Limited be extended, to provide the required additional scope of work to complete the Schedule 'C' Class Environmental Assessment for the Bexhill Road Forcemain/Pumping Station, in the estimated amount of $235,000 (excluding applicable taxes) under existing Capital Project 01-2250, for a total commitment of $635,000 (excluding applicable taxes) in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001.

Approved 2006-207

PW-A5. Local Improvement Project, Proposed Construction of Sanitary Sewers on Creditview Road, Churchville Road, Martin's Boulevard and Hallstone Road, Capital Project 06-2730 - City of Brampton, Ward 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-45-2006:

That a 250mm (10 inch) diameter sanitary sewer be constructed on Creditview Road, Churchville Road, Martin's Boulevard and Hallstone Road in the City of Brampton, a total approximate distance of 2,415 metres (7,923 feet), at a total estimated cost of $2,120,000 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 06-2730;

And further, that the Region of Peel portion of the funding in the amount of $1,333,405.75 be financed from the Wastewater Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve (R0242);

And further, that the portion of the property owners in the amount of $786,594.25 be set up as an external recovery and collected as a special charge;

And further, that these actions will not affect the debt capacity of the Region;

And further, that the necessary by-law be presented to Council authorizing the undertaking of the works under the Municipal Act, 2001, and the imposition of a sanitary sewer frontage rate of $175 per metre ($53.35 per foot) and a mandatory connection fee of $1,550 per lot, current on the date the petition was issued, at the completion of construction;

And further, that the benefiting property owners be charged annually for 15 years, including an interest rate which shall be determined at the time a by-law is enacted;

And further, that property owners be given the opportunity to commute the special charge by advance payment at any time during the 15-year period;

And further, that the Regional Clerk forward a copy of this resolution and a "Notice to Amend" the tax rolls of the petitioned owners to the City of Brampton for appropriate action.

Approved 2006-208

PW-A6. Queen Street East Widening from West Drive to Airport Road, Engineering Services Extension, Capital Projects 01-4030 and 02-1970, Document 2001-097P - City of Brampton, Wards 3, 7 and 8

RECOMMENDATION GC-46-2006:

That contract Document 2001-097P for engineering services between the Region of Peel and McCormick Rankin Corporation be extended to provide additional design, contract administration and construction supervision on Queen Street East from West Drive to Airport Road, in the estimated amount of $845,760 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 01-4030 for a total commitment of $3,406,760 (excluding applicable taxes) in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that authority be given to extend the contract with McCormick Rankin Corporation to complete the work related to any additional unforeseen project issues up to the limit of the approved budget, subject to disclosure of any such actions undertaken in the regularly scheduled Triannual Report.

Approved 2006-209

PW-A7. Derry Road/Airport Road Retaining Walls, Engineering Services Extension, Capital Project 02-4445, Document 2003-022P - City of Mississauga, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-47-2006:

That the contract Document 2003-022P for engineering services for retaining walls on Derry Road/Airport Road in the City of Mississauga, Ward 1, between the Region of Peel and McCormick Rankin Corporation be extended to provide additional design, contract administration and construction supervision services in the estimated amount of $49,000 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 02-4445, for a total commitment of $282,925 (excluding applicable taxes) in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that authority be given to extend the contract with McCormick Rankin Corporation to complete the work related to any additional unforeseen project issues up to the limit of the approved budget, subject to disclosure of any such actions undertaken in the regularly scheduled Triannual Report.

Approved 2006-210


PW-B. Operations and Maintenance

PW-B1. Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) 2005 Better Practices Competition Award - Innovative Management Practice "Placement and Display of Roadside Memorials"

This item was dealt under Resolution 2006-191


PW-C. Water and Wastewater Treatment

PW-C1. Mayfield West Elevated Tank, Capital Project 02-1910, Document 2005-002P - Town of Caledon, Ward 2

RECOMMENDATION GC-48-2006:

That Document 2005-002P for consulting services for the design and contract administration services for the Mayfield West Elevated Tank be awarded to the consulting engineering firm MacViro Consultants Incorporated in the estimated amount of $383,010 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 02-1910 in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001.

Approved 2006-211

PW-C2. McVean Sewage Pumping Station Expansion, Engineering Services Extension, Capital Projects 03-2981 and 06-2960, Document 2002-362P - City of Brampton, Ward 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-49-2006:

That Document 2002-362P for engineering and contract administration services between the Region of Peel and Hatch Mott MacDonald E&P Corporation, formerly American Water Services, be extended to provide additional engineering services in the estimated amount of $428,000 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 03-2981, for a total commitment of $1,071,338 (excluding applicable taxes) in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that Capital Project 06-2960 be created for the design of a new septic receiving station at the Intermodal Sewage Pumping Station to replace the McVean Sewage Pumping Station septic receiving station, in the amount of $250,000, funded from the wastewater unallocated Project 06-2000, financed from the Wastewater Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve (R0242).

Approved 2006-212


PW-D. Waste Management

PW-D1. Replacement Biofilter at the Peel Organics Composting Facility, Capital Project 05-6560, Document 2005-273P - Town of Caledon, Ward 1

RECOMMENDATION GC-50-2006:

That Document 2005-273P, for supply and installation of a biofilter for the Peel Organics Composting Facility at the Caledon Sanitary Landfill Site be awarded to Biorem Technologies Inc. at an estimated cost of $320,465 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 05-6560, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001.

Approved 2006-213

PW-D2. Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2006-2) meeting held on February 23, 2006

Councillor Moore moved the following motion.

RECOMMENDATION GC-51-2006:

That notwithstanding section VIII-7(a) (x) of Procedural By-law 54-1999, as amended, the terms of reference for the Waste Management Subcommittee be amended to require representation from all three area municipalities in determining the size of quorum;

And further, that Members be authorized to appoint an alternate member to attend in their absence, in accordance with Procedural By-law 54-1999, as amended.

Approved 2006-214


1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WM-4-2006:

That the agenda for the February 23, 2006 Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2006-215


3. DELEGATIONS


4. REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS

Item 4 c) was dealt with.

c) Waste Collection Schedule Communication Strategy (Oral)
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director of Waste Management

Received 2006-216

See also Resolutions 2006-180 and 2006-181

RECOMMENDATION GC-52-2006:

That Recommendation WMSC-5-2006 from the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC) meeting, held on February 23, 2006 be referred to the March 9, 2006 Regional Council meeting;

And further, that all background information related to the proposed amendments to the Waste Collection Schedule and the concerns raised by Councillors be provided to all Members of Regional Council for their consideration.

Approved 2006-217

See also Resolutions 2006-180 and 2006-181

a) White Goods Collection Fee

RECOMMENDATION WM-6-2006:

That a $15 per unit fee for the first unit, and a $10 fee for any additional units, for the collection of white goods be approved, effective June 5, 2006;

And further, that disposal fees at Community Recycling Centres be waived for residential customers who drop off white goods.

Approved 2006-218

b) 15 Litre Water Bottles: Impact on Blue Box Program (Oral)
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director of Waste Management

Received 2006-219

RECOMMENDATION WM-7-2006:

Whereas the introduction of 15 litre polyethylene terephthalate (PET) water bottles to the municipal recycling system will add costs to the municipal tax base;

And whereas the 15 litre PET water bottles will increase recyclable material processing costs and reduce recycling storage capacity for residents;

And whereas a move away from the current deposit-return system that re-uses containers, to recycling of these bottles is a step down the 3 R's hierarchy;

And whereas the current Blue Box Program Plan creates a disincentive for the packaging industry to increase the use of recyclable packaging:

Therefore be it resolved that the Ontario Minister of the Environment be requested to regulate the management of 15 litre PET water bottles by:

a) mandating a deposit-return system where consumers and the packaging industry bear the costs to manage the empty bottles, or

b) requiring the packaging industry to pay 100 per cent of the cost of managing the empty bottles in municipal waste and recycling systems;

And further, that the Minister of the Environment be requested to direct Stewardship Ontario, through Waste Diversion Ontario, to amend the Blue Box Program Plan to require the consumer packaging and printed paper industries to pay 50 per cent of the cost for municipalities to manage blue box waste materials in both the recycling and waste streams;

And further, that the Minister of the Environment be requested to require companies that wish to introduce new consumer packaging into the Ontario marketplace to consult with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) to determine the impact of the packaging on municipal waste management systems;

And further, that this resolution be forwarded to AMO and other Ontario municipalities for their consideration.

Approved 2006-220

c) Waste Collection Schedule Communication Strategy (Oral)
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director of Waste Management

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2006-216

See also Resolutions 2006-180 and 2006-181

d) Single Stream Recycling and Glass Recovery

Received 2006-221


5. UPDATES


6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated January 6, 2006, Providing Information in Preparation for the 2005 Municipal Datacall with Regards to Waste Diversion Ontario

Referred to Public Works 2006-222


PW-E. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-E1. James Knight, Chief Executive Officer, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Letter dated January 19, 2006, Regarding Payment from FCM to the Region of Peel for the "Taste and Odour in Lake Ontario: Cause and Control" Project

Received 2006-223

Additional Items - PW-E2 and PW-E3:

PW-E2. James O'Mara, Director, Environmental Assessment and Approvals Branch, Ministry of the Environment (MOE), Letter dated February 24, 2006, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb Regarding the Certificate of Approval for Expansion of Waste Operations for Mississauga Metals and Alloys

Received 2006-224

See also Resolution 2006-189

PW-E3 J. K. Pereira, Executive Vice President, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), Letter dated February 21, 2006, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb which Requested a Review of the Certificate of Approval for Expansion of Waste Operations at Mississauga Metals and Alloys Under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA), and the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (NSCA)

Received 2006-225

See also Resolution 2006-189


ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

HO-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HO-A1. Disposal of Region Owned Surplus Land, Vacant Land West of Mavis Road, North of Highway 407 - City of Brampton, Ward 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-53-2006:

That the lands described as Part of Lot 13, Concession 2, West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly described as Part 1 on Reference Plan 43R-30449, be declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Corporation.

Approved 2006-226

RECOMMENDATION GC-54-2006:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Vendor, enter into an agreement with Heathwood Homes (Meadowvale) Limited, as Purchaser, for the fee simple sale of lands described as Part of Lot 13, Concession 2, West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly described as Part 1 on Reference Plan 43R-30449 for a sale price of $161,200;

And further, that the funds associated with the sale be deposited into Public Works Capital Project 96-4122.

Approved 2006-227

HO-A2. Rental Market Conditions in Peel, 2005
Presentation by Nancy Skinner, Policy Analyst, Housing Policy and Programs and Ron Jaros, Planning Manager, Research and Information Team

Received 2006-228

HO-A3. Community Rental Housing Program Pilot - Execution of the Contribution Agreement for the John Street Apartment Building Project - City of Brampton, Ward 3

RECOMMENDATION GC-55-2006:

That the Region's duly authorized signing officers be authorized to execute the Provincial Contribution Agreement and all other necessary documents required to receive funding from the Province under the Community Rental Housing Pilot Program (CRHP) for the John Street apartment project;

And further, that the additional $2.85 million funding from CRHP be allocated to Capital Project 03-5001 - John Street;

And further, that staff report back with updated project costs and funding prior to any capital expenditure.

Approved 2006-229


HO-B. COMMUNICATIONS

HO-B1. John Gerretsen, Minister, Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated January 19, 2006, Providing Details of the Home Ownership Unit and Funding Allocations under the New Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program (AHP)

Received 2006-230

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Rent Bank Reserve Fund By-law

RECOMMENDATION GC-56-2006:

That a by-law to establish a dedicated reserve fund to receive grant funds from the Provincial Rent Bank Program to enhance the Region's own Rent Bank Program, be presented to Regional Council.

Approved 2006-231

See also Resolution 2006-274

HS-A2. Best Start Integrated Implementation Plan

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2006-193

See also Resolutions 2006-184, 2006-185 and 2006-192


SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-B. Children's Services

HS-B1. Best Start: Implementation Risks
Presentation by Janet Menard, Acting Commissioner of Social Services and Lorna Reid, Director, Social Services, Children Services

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2006-192

See also Resolutions 2006-193


HS-C. TransHelp

HS-C1. Dedicated Gas Tax Funds for the Public Transportation Program

RECOMMENDATION GC-57-2006:

That the TransHelp Transit Asset Management Plan attached as Appendix I to the report of the Acting Commissioner of Social Services, dated February 9, 2006, titled "Dedicated Gas Tax Funds for the Public Transportation Program", be approved for submission to the Province of Ontario in order to meet the requirement to receive "Dedicated Gas Tax Funds for Public Transportation Program";

And further, that the Regional Chair and the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance be authorized to execute the Letter of Agreement as set out in Appendix II to the subject report, with the Province of Ontario, in regards to the terms and conditions for the 2006 allocation of dedicated provincial gas tax funds;

And further, that the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council;

And further, that a copy of the subject resolution be forwarded to the Minister of Transportation.

Approved 2006-232


HS-D. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-D1. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated February 6, 2006, Informing of Recommended Amendments put forth by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) to Bill 36, Local Health System Integration Act, 2005

Received 2006-233

See also Resolutions 2006-234 and 2006-235

HS-D2. Media Campaign: From Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA), Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Regarding Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) Legislation

Received 2006-234

See also Resolutions 2006-233 and 2006-235

HS-D3. Donna A. Rubin, CEO, Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors, E-mail dated February 16, 2006, Informing that the Provincial Government has Confirmed Approval to Amend Section 28 of the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) Legislation

Received 2006-235

See also Resolutions 2006-233 and 2006-234

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

MA-A. Chief Administrative Officer

MA-A1. 2005 Region of Peel Employees' United Way Campaign

Received 2006-236

See also Resolution 2006-190


CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B. Ambulance and Emergency Services

MA-B1. Report of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC-2006-1) meeting held on February 23, 2006


1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-1-2006

That the agenda for February 23, 2006 Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC) meeting be amended to include an item under Other Business regarding a news release from the Province of Ontario announcing the additional funds for municipal land ambulance services;

And further, that the agenda for February 23, 2006, Emergency and Protective Services Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2006-237

3. PEEL REGIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICES

a) Update on Deployment Strategy

Received 2006-238

b) 2006 Fleet Planning

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-2-2006:

That the purchase of 2006 Ambulance fleet requirements be awarded to Paul Demers & Sons Inc. in the amount of $728,522 (excluding applicable taxes) being the most cost effective solution in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that the 2006 fleet purchases be made through the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (the Ministry) Ambulance Conversion Vendor of Record (VOR) as qualified through the Ministry Request for Proposal 2005-24 in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that funds in the amount of $837,800 from Capital Projects 06-7802, 06-7803 and 06-7804 be used to fund the 2006 purchases;

And further, that subject to future annual budget approvals, the future annual fleet requirements be purchased from Paul Demers & Sons Inc. for the five-year term of the Ministry VOR arrangements, as the primary vendor of the Region, to be funded through the approved budgets for the applicable year.

Approved 2006-239

c) Ambulance Off Load and Emergency Department Wait Times

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-3-2006:

Whereas unduly long Ambulance Off-load Times at Hospital Emergency Departments have been delaying Peel ambulances from returning to the street to respond to emergency calls;

And whereas, ambulance off-load delays cost Region of Peel taxpayers about $3.6 million annually in lost service to the community or the equivalent of 3 ambulance crews running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week;

And whereas, on January 30, 2006 the Minister of Health and Long Term Care released the report of the Hospital Emergency Department and Ambulance Effectiveness (HED&AE) Working Group dated Summer 2005, as part of his announcement on Ambulance Off-Load and Emergency Department Wait Times;

And whereas, the HED&AE report made many recommendations involving all aspects of the health care system that result in off-load delays;

And whereas, part of the Minister's announcement included the establishment of the Emergency Department and Ambulance Quality Implementation Team;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Minister of Health and Long Term Care be advised that the Council of the Region of Peel supports the intent of the Minister to implement the recommendations in the report of the HED&AE Working Group dated Summer 2005;

And further, that the Minister of Health and Long Term Care be requested to include representation from the Region of Peel on the Emergency Department and Ambulance Quality Implementation Team;

And further, that the Minister of Health and Long Term Care be requested to implement all of the recommendations of the HED&AE Report without delay.

Approved 2006-240

Item MA-H7 was dealt with.

MA-H. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-H7. R. Kent Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, Draft Letter dated March 1, 2006 to the Minister of Health and Long Term Care Regarding Ambulance Off Load and Emergency Department Wait Times, as Requested at the February 23, 2006 Meeting of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee

Received 2006-241

See also Resolution 2006-189

d) Paramedic Services Master Plan (Oral)
Presentation by Mic Gunderson, President and Todd Hatley, Chief Operating Officer, Health Analytics

Received 2006-242


4. EMERGENCY PROGRAMS

a) Emergency Management: Pandemic Planning (Oral)
Presentation by Dr. Hanif Kassam, Medical Officer of Health and Andre Luc Beauregard, Supervisor, Regional Emergency Management, Ambulance and Emergency Programs

Received 2006-243

See also Resolution 2006-179


5. IN CAMERA MATTERS


6. SCHEDULE OF FUTURE MEETINGS


7. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item - 7a

a) News Release: Office of the Premier of Ontario, dated February 21, 2006, Announcing the Commitment of the Province of $300 Million to Achieve True 50-50 Sharing of the Cost of Municipal Land Ambulance Services by 2008

Received 2006-244

MA-C. Legal Services

MA-C1. Bill 53, The Stronger City of Toronto for a Stronger Ontario Act, 2005

Received 2006-245


FINANCE

MA-D. Internal Audit

MA-D1. Report of the Audit Subcommittee (ASC-2006-1) meeting held on February 16, 2006

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION ASC-1-2006:

That the agenda for the February 16, 2006, Audit Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2006-246


3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS


4. REPORTS

a) 2005 Status of Management Action Plans - Financial Controls and Practices Review of Victim Services of Peel (VSOP)

Received 2006-247

b) Review of Cash Controls

Received 2006-248

c) 2005 Internal Audit Work Plan Budget vs. Actual Time Report

Received 2006-249

d) Internal Audit Risk Based Work Plan 2006 to 2008

Received 2006-250

MA-E. Corporate Finance

MA-E1. Transfer of Region of Peel Federal Gas Tax Allocation - 2005 and 2006

RECOMMENDATION GC-58-2006:

That the Region of Peel 2006 operating budget be amended to include an operating expense of $19,283,857.96 to be funded by a $9,641,928.98 contribution from the Federal Gas Tax Funds Reserve (R0025) and by $9,641,928.98 in revenue from the 2006 federal gas tax allocation to be received from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO).

Approved 2006-251

MA-E2. 2005 Statement of Remuneration and Expenses

Received 2006-252

MA-E3. 2006 Annual Debt Repayment Limit

Received 2006-253


PEOPLE, INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY

MA-F. Human Resources

MA-F1. Industrial Alliance Annual Renewal Proposal for District of Halton and Mississauga Ambulance Bargaining Benefits

RECOMMENDATION GC-59-2006:

That Document 2006-124N for the renewal of the existing contract with Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Incorporated, the benefit provider for the ambulance union benefit plan, be awarded on a direct negotiation basis for the estimated annual amount of $742,000 (excluding applicable taxes), for the period April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that authority be given to increase the Administrative Services Only (ASO) contract expenses to account for actual expenditures incurred during the year, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001.

Approved 2006-254


MA-G. Information Technology Services

MA-G1. 2006 Desktop and Notebook Replacement

RECOMMENDATION GC-60-2006:

That Document 2005-508P for the supply of Hewlett-Packard desktop, notebook and tablet computers; Toshiba notebook and tablet computers; associated peripheral equipment and installation and support services for the Region of Peel and Peel Regional Police be awarded to Acrodex Inc. in the estimated amount of $10,199,380 (excluding applicable taxes) over a four-year term being the most cost effective solution in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that the contract be structured with an initial base period of two years, with options for extensions for a third and fourth year that may be exercised at the discretion of the Chief Information Officer;

And further, that the Region establish Hewlett-Packard as the standard product line for desktop, notebook and tablet computers and Toshiba as an alternate standard product line for notebook and tablet computers, subject to satisfactory performance and pricing on existing and future products, in accordance with the fourty-eight month proposal term;

And further, that authority be given to increase and extend the contract at the conclusion of the four-year term on a month to month basis for up to twelve months based on satisfactory service, performance, and pricing;

And further, that Regional Council authorize resale of existing surplus computers being replaced to Region of Peel employees by Acrodex Inc. at no cost to the Region.

Approved 2006-255

MA-G2. Public Sector Network (PSN) Update and Budget

RECOMMENDATION GC-61-2006:

That the Public Sector Network (PSN) Financial Results for 2005 and Proposed Budget for 2006, as documented in Appendix I of the report of the Commissioner of People, Information and Technology, dated February 6, 2006, titled "Public Sector Network Update and Budget", be approved with no impact on the overall Regional budget;

And further, that in accordance with the Public Sector Network (PSN) Partnership Agreement, staff be authorized to apply revenues received from PSN Subscribers in 2006 to offset shared network expenditures, as set out in Appendix I of the subject report;

And further, that staff be authorized to take the actions necessary to create a new PSN Reserve Fund;

And further, that the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council;

And further, that staff be authorized to transfer funds to and from the existing PSN Stabilization Reserve throughout the year in order to satisfy the requirements of the agreements with the PSN partners and subscribers, and that these transactions be reported to Regional Council on an annual basis as part of the PSN approval process;

And further, that authority be given to negotiate with Hydro One Brampton and Enersource Telecom Inc. mutually beneficial exchanges of Irrefutable Rights of Use (IRU's) for strands of fibre for the purpose of facilitating PSN connections in Brampton and Mississauga;

And further, that the required documents be executed by the Region's duly authorized signing officers.

Approved 2006-256


MA-H. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-H1. Dwight Duncan, Minister of Finance and John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated January 27, 2006, Announcing the Release of the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) Allocations for 2006 and Attaching a Brochure Providing General Information on OMPF Grant Refinements

Received 2006-257

MA-H2. Roger Anderson, President, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Letter dated January 31, 2006, Thanking Chair Kolb and His Municipal Team for Appearing Before the Standing Committee on Bill 206, An Act to Revise the Ontario Government Municipal Retirement System (OMERS) Act

Received 2006-258

See also Resolution 2006-260

MA-H3. Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated February 2, 2006, Providing Details on the Pre-Budget Submission Made by Roger Anderson, President, AMO to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

Received 2006-259

MA-H4. Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated February 2, 2006, Responding to Amendments Made at First Reading to Bill 206, An Act to Revise the Ontario Government Municipal Retirement System (OMERS) Act

Received 2006-260

See also Resolution 2006-258

MA-H5. Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated February 15, 2006, Providing a Status Report on the Federal Gas Tax Annual Expenditure Reporting Module and Payment of the First Instalment of the 2006 Allocation

Received 2006-261

MA-H6. John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated February 22, 2006, Describing the Intentions of the Provincial Government to Change the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, Extending the Length of the Term of Office for Municipal Councillors and School Trustees

Received 2006-262

Additional Item - Item MA-H7:

MA-H7. Kent Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, Draft Letter dated March 1, 2006 to the Minister of Health and Long Term Care Regarding Ambulance Off Load and Emergency Department Wait Times, as Requested at the February 23, 2006 Meeting of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2006-241


b) Report of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2006-2) meeting held on February 28, 2006

1. CALL TO ORDER


2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

RECOMMENDATION AAC-4-2006:

That the minutes of the January 31, 2006 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2006-263


3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AAC-5-2006:

That the agenda for the February 28, 2006 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be amended to include an item under Other Business regarding integration of the Region of Peel Accessibility Program Plan with the Service Strategy Business Plan;

And further, that the agenda for the February 28, 2006 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be amended to include an item under Other Business regarding an update on the Liveable Peel Conference;

And further, that the agenda for the February 28, 2006 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2006-264


4. COMMUNICATION ITEM

a. Region of Peel Pathways Story, titled "Customer Contact Centre Staff Join to Help Caller in Trouble"

Received 2006-265


5. PRESENTATIONS

a. Deb Bergamin, Manager, Commercial Property, Housing and Property Department, Region of Peel and Alan Tregebov, Architect, AJ Tregebov Architects Providing an Update on the 10 Peel Centre Dr. Front Entrance Ramp and Stair Improvements

Received 2006-266

b. Ninad Desai, Project Manager, Development and Construction, Housing and Property Department, Region of Peel Regarding Joint Use Facility (JUF) Accessibility Issues

Received 2006-267

RECOMMENDATION AAC-6-2006:

That the Chair of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) write to the City of Brampton requesting the City to expedite the issuance of the permit to begin the reconstruction of the front entrance ramp at the Region of Peel Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr.;

And further, that the Chair of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) write to the City of Brampton, Planning and Building Department notifying the City that the site plans for the Region of Peel-Peel Regional Police Joint Use Facility meets or exceeds the Region of Peel accessibility requirements;

And further, that the City of Brampton be so advised.

Approved 2006-268


6. REPORTS


7. REPORT FROM THE ACCESSIBILITY PLANNING COORDINATORS

a. Colleen Grant, Town Prosecutor and Solicitor, Town of Caledon (Oral)

Received 2006-269

b. Meenu Sikand, Accessibility Planning Specialist, Region of Peel

Received 2006-270


8. REPORT OF THE ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIR


9. OTHER BUSINESS

a. Meenu Sikand, Accessibility Planning Specialist, Region of Peel, Regarding Location of Future AAC Meetings (Oral)

Deferred to the March 28, 2006 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) meeting 2006-271

Additional Item - 9b

b. R. Kent Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor Providing an Update on the Region of Peel Accessibility Program Plan (Oral)

Received 2006-272

Additional Item - 9c

c. William Goursky, Member, Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) Providing an Update on the Liveable Peel Conference held on February 10, 2006 (Oral)

Received 2006-273

2. Staff Reports

a) Best Start: Implementation Risks

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2006-185

See also Resolutions 2006-184, 2006-192 and 2006-193

8. BY-LAWS

Three Readings

By-law 12-2006: A by-law to authorize the execution of an Agreement attached hereto as Schedule "A" between the County of Dufferin and the Regional Municipality of Peel for the maintenance of Regional Road 23 (County Road 23) and Regional Road 136 (Porterfield Road) forming the boundary between the County of Dufferin and the Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 13-2006: A by-law to establish a reserve fund for the receipt of dedicated rent bank funds from the Provincial Rent Bank Program.

By-law 16-2006: A by-law to authorize the Regional Chair and the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance to execute the Letter of Agreement between the Province of Ontario and the Regional Municipality of Peel related to funding provided by the Province of Ontario to the Regional Municipality of Peel under the Dedicated Gas Tax Funds for the Public Transportation Program.

By-law 17-2006: A by-law to amend By-law Number 73-75, as amended.

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-law 12-2006, 13-2006, 16-2006 and 17-2006 be given the required amount of readings, taken as read, signed by the Regional Chair and the Deputy Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2006-274

See also Resolutions 2006-188 and 2006-231

Regional Council recessed at 11:27 a.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 11:40 a.m.

Members:
E. Adams, S. DiMarco, S. Fennell ; A. Groves, N. Iannicca, D. Lyons, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, G. Miles, E. Moore, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, R. Paterak, M. Prentice, J. Sprovieri, N. Stewart
 
Members Absent:
G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, due to vacation; F. Dale, H. McCallion, P. Saito, due to other municipal business

 

9. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Items - 9a, 9b and 9c

a) Funding for Ambulance Services (Oral)

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2006-182

b) Social Housing in Peel (Oral)

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2006-183

c) Generic Regulations for Conservation Authorities (Oral)

Received 2006-275


Councillor Lyons requested an update with respect to the Generic Regulations for Conservation Authorities.

Chair Kolb advised that the letter requested by Regional Council has been sent and that a response has not yet been received from the Ministry of Natural Resources.


10. NOTICES OF MOTION


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Adams;

That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider the report of the In Camera General Committee meeting held on March 2, 2006 and a Council report relating to the following:

  • Advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose

Carried 2006-276

Councillor Moore arrived at 11:43 a.m.
Councillor Mullin arrived at 11:45 a.m.
Councillor Fennell departed at 12:16 p.m.

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor Lyons;

That Council proceed out of In Camera.

Carried 2006-277


1. Committee Reports

a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2006-3) meeting held on March 2, 2006

G1. Advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management; Shaun Hewitt, Director, Business and Information Services and Patrick O'Connor, Director, Legal Services

Received 2006-278

RECOMMENDATION GC-62-2006:

That the Region of Peel duly authorized Signing Officers be authorized to execute a Confidentiality Agreement with Republic Services of Canada Inc. governing the exchange of confidential information, effective as of February 23, 2006.

Approved 2006-279


Moved by Councillor DiMarco,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That Council proceed "In Camera" to further consider a Council report relating to the following:

  • Advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose

Carried 2006-280

Regional Council recessed at 12:46 p.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 1:25 p.m.

Members:
E. Adams, S. DiMarco, A. Groves, N. Iannicca, D. Lyons, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, G. Miles, E. Moore, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, R. Paterak, M. Prentice, J. Sprovieri, N. Stewart
 
Members Absent:
G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, due to vacation; F. Dale, S. Fennell; H. McCallion, P. Palleschi, P. Saito, due to other municipal business


Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That Council proceed out of In Camera.

Carried 2006-281

2. Staff Reports

a) Advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose (Oral)

Received 2006-282

Moved by Councillor Adams,
Seconded by Councillor Stewart;

That Regional Council authorize staff to execute a contract for short term emergency haulage, to include an option to extend until June 30, 2007;


And further, that "In Camera" direction given to the Commissioner of Public Works and the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor be approved, and voted upon in accordance with section 239(6) (b) of the Municipal Act, 2001;

And further, that a Special Regional Council meeting be held on March 30, 2006, prior to the General Committee Meeting to consider matters relating to Waste Haulage.

Carried 2006-283

12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Adams,
Seconded by Councillor Groves;

That By-law 18-2006 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on March 9, 2006, and to authorize the execution of documents in accordance with the Region's by-laws relating thereto, be given the required number of readings, taken as read, signed by the Regional Chair and the Deputy Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2006-284

13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 2:08 p.m.

 

 

A. Macintyre
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Deputy Clerk
E. Kolb
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Regional Chair